14 Million Reasons to Discuss Life after Cancer: Implementing the Right to be Forgotten across Europe
Dear ECPC Partner,
On behalf of Professor Françoise Meunier, a member of ECPC’s Scientific Committee, we are pleased to invite you to an online event entitled “14 Million Reasons to Discuss Life after Cancer: Implementing the Right to be Forgotten across Europe” which will take place on 19 February 2021 from 10:30 to 12:30 (CET). The agenda is available here.
The European Commission’s decision to launch Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan on 3 February meant that this event originally due to take place on the same was rescheduled. This decision was not taken lightly, and in close collaboration with the office of Commissioner Kyriakides, we have opted to select this new date.
Today, the vast majority of cancer survivors across Europe are confronted with daily discrimination which sees them blocked from being able to secure the loans and mortgages they need to pursue their lives.
This crucial event will therefore focus on the implementation of the Right to be Forgotten, a right which can help ensure that former cancer patients no longer suffer from financial discrimination following the end of their treatment.
This discrimination needs to come to an end which is why, one year after the launch event of the EU’s Beating Cancer Plan, this event will provide a platform for key stakeholders to collaborate on identifying the right path for the implementation of this right across Europe. Given the growing number of cancer survivors in Europe, we now have over 14 million reasons to discuss not only the need for an EU approach to the Right to be Forgotten, but also the implementation of a right which has now been widely recognised by European policymakers.
The event co-hosted by MEPs Manuel Pizarro (S&D, Portugal), Tilly Metz (Greens, Luxembourg) and Tomislav Sokol (EPP, Croatia) will gather a wide range of stakeholders, such as patient group representatives, healthcare professionals and EU Institutions who together can ensure that the Right to be Forgotten becomes embedded into the EU’s health agenda.
Please register here to ensure your participation in the event.
You can check the list of speakers here.
Thanks to medicine’s tremendous progress, cancer is no longer a death sentence. Let’s make sure we give cancer survivors every reason to end discrimination after cancer.